Honda is gearing to launch the CBR 150R, a global model in the Indian market. The CBR 150R was showcased at the 2012 Auto Expo along with six new models which will be launched phase by phase.
We had first predicted the launch of the CBR 150R in
Honda CBR 150R will take on the likes of the Yamaha R15 and KTM Duke 200 to some extent. The bike is expected to be priced around Rs. 1.17 lakhs. The bike is also very important for Honda as it will help the company to make its hold firm in the 150 segment.
The bike is equipped with a 150cc, four-stroke, four-valves and liquid cooled engine. The new CBR150 is the first motorcycle in the 150cc segment to get Honda’s patented PGM-FI technology.
The fuel injection system meets the yet to be launched Euro6 emission norms however the bike may be re-tuned to meet the Indian norms as it is still more 10 years before the two wheeler market adopts BS6 norms. The CBR 150R in India will get 18 bhp as compared to 19.5 in Thailand.
The engine is mated to a six-speed gear box and final chain drive. The new CBR150 features a new design headlight with side full cowling panels, split grab handles at rear and a tandem seat which offers a better riding position.
Other features include a new LCD display odometer which displays engine temperature, fuel level, riding speed, and a digital clock. The bike gets tubeless tyres with a 100/80-17 unit at front and 130/70-17 at the rear.
The new offering gets disc brakes at the both ends and will available in three colour options.
Specifications of the CBR 150R
Engine Displacement: 149.4cc
Engine: 4-stroke, single cylinder, 4 valve, PGM-FI, DOHC, Liquid Cooled
Maximum Power: 18 bhp@10500rpm
Maximum Torque: 17NM@8500rpm
Gears: 6 speed manual
Clutch: Wet Multiple Disk
Lubrication: Wet sump
Frame: Twin Tube Diamond (Pentagon type)
Ground clearance: 185mm
Seat Height: 783mm
Dry/Curb Weight: 138kg
Tyre size: front – 100/80-17, rear – 130/70-17
Suspension(front): Telescopic Forks
Suspension(rear): Telescopic linked Mono shock
Brakes(front): 276mm Disk
Brakes(rear): 220mm Disk
Fuel Capacity: 13.1 litres
Ignition: Electric Start